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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page224
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION of metal plates and rubber blankets. The result is extremely good reproduction. It's interesting that very few envisioned the offset process as the procedure that would free newspapers from the limitations imposed by letterpress. Aside from increased speed of production and, from time to time, improvements in stereotype equipment, there'd been very little change in newspapering for half-a-century. When veterans of what came to be known as "The Offset Revolution" look back on the past three-plus decades during which offset has almost totally replaced letterpress in newspapering, most agree two significant developments more or less triggered the revolt. One was offset web-perfecting printing presses. While some smaller papers were already being produced by offset, they were coming off sheet-fed equipment and were tabloid size. Among the first was one in Utah, the Summit County Bee of Coalville. Its transition to offset in 1953 was a temporary "means to an end," though, and it soon returned to letterpress. At that same time, portions of the Southern Utah News in Kanab were being printed on a sheet-fed offset press. While neither paper exists today, the Dragerton Tribune and the Blanding Outlook were also Utah papers which pioneered that process. In March, 1964 the Tremonton Leader converted to offset on sheet-fed equipment, a 22x34-inch EBCO press. It continued until the paper changed hands, the new owners moving to a web press in 1967. Probably the last Utah weeklies to switch from sheet-fed to web were the Manti Messenger and the Ephraim Enterprise, both published by Max Call. They'd been converted to offset by Larry Stahle, who sold them to Call in 1972. "When I bought the papers from Larry, he was printing on a sheet-fed EBCO press, manufactured by the Electric Boat Company, which had specialized in making submarines during World War II," Call recollects. "They should have stuck with submarines! We called it 'the Green Monster.' "I got by with that machine until newspaper producers switched to 30 lb. instead of 32 lb. newsprint," he continued. 224
Format application/pdf
Identifier 232-UPA_Page224.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 416235
Reference URL